Greg Luna is no longer the athletic director at South Pasadena High, the decision to seek a replacement confirmed in a text by the local school district’s superintendent, Geoff Yantz.
“We greatly appreciate Mr. Luna’s contributions to the SPHS athletic program,” Yantz wrote. “He has provided a solid foundation for the next athletic director to take the program to the next level.”
In a message sent to South Pasadena High teachers, coaches and administrators on campus, Luna said he has been fortunate “to work alongside many wonderful coaches and have witnessed impressive accomplishments by Tiger student-athletes. I firmly believe in the rich value that competitive athletics adds to the school culture and especially to individual students.”
In the notice, Luna continued saying: “The SPHS administration informed me that they are moving in a different direction at the end of the school year. Although I’m disappointed with the decision, I respect the need for the SPHS Administration to work with the AD that will execute their vision of an athletic program. Moving forward, please be assured that I will carry out my duties with the same energy and proficiency until the end of my assignment.”
Luna will depart the athletic director position following the school year in June after five years on the job but looks forward to remaining on campus as a social studies teacher.
Look for further coverage on the developing story in the SouthPasadenan.